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New York Times: Russian Programmer Enters Plea (Sklyarov Pleads 'Not Guilty')

Aug 31, 2001, 20:22 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer 8. Lee)
"Dmitri Sklyarov, the first person to be indicted under a 1998 digital copyright law, pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal court in San Jose, Calif., to four counts of trafficking in illegal technology and one count of conspiracy.

A federal grand jury indicted Mr. Sklyarov, 26, a Russian graduate student, and his employer, ElcomSoft of Moscow, on Tuesday on charges arising from contributions to the Advanced eBook Processor, software that can decrypt the electronic books of Adobe Systems.

The case is being closely watched for the precedent it could set for the criminal provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998."

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